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Royal Botanical Gardens

Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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“fruit bats” (139 reviews)
“amazing trees” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 388088
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Reviewed 2 days ago

who wants to enjoy the nature? that people must visit their and see the magnificent threes, herbal and flowers

Thank GreenNatureTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

Short distance from Kandy city towards the colombo, @ Peradeniya. city life is very busy for people you can have a rest in the garden for a while forgetting your problems. try to observe green environment without damaging to it. flowers are more beautiful but...More

Thank masithasenevirathne
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some very impressive forest trees, especially the Javan Figs, Palm and Cook's Pine Avenues and bamboos. Fruit bats in some of the trees. Would require at least a 4 hour visit to do it justice.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful gardens, massive place to wander around. It can get really really hot, we were here lunchtime which wasn't ideal. Toilets near the entrance. There's also cafe inside. I'm afraid there's no aircon greenhoue anywhere that I know of.

Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting these gardens, lovely bit of piece from manic Kandy! University students-bring your uni card and you get entry for 1000rps instead of 1500.

Thank Izzy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed a couple of quiet hours away from the hectic traffic of the congested Kandy roads. The collection of local and exotic plants is well laid out in extensive gardens. We loved the blaze of colour and amazing diversity of the orchid collection...More

Thank BongGio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is no Kew Gardens but to be fair it is a lovely area with some fascinating species, great mature plantings and some beautiful areas to simply sit and relax. We are not plant lovers but a few hours wondering through here was well spent.

Thank england1313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i went to the botanic garden at the morning, we spent there about a hour abd a half... You will see lots of different kind of trees, so if you dont usually like watching o tress and nice gardens then i think...More

Thank Artur G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither of us are hugely interested in plants but had a spare day in Kandy to fill so decided to check it out. We ended up loving it and spending the whole afternoon there! Walked round half and the stopped for lunch at the cafe...More

Thank nashdot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited to get Kandy but did not like the mood of the city, so it was a good idea to went there. It was a bit of peace, calmness, beauty. The palms walkways was the best.

Thank Agnes H
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anto t
hi what are the visiting hours ?
5 June 2017|
Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning so as to avoid the hot Sun...sorry cannot remember the exact timings. It closes around 6 PM (I think.)
איוב כ
Hii, what is the recommended time to spend there?
18 March 2017|
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Response from 88Georgina | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a day here if you like plants and flowers. Otherwise a half day is nice to get a good look around. The Golf cart is good to hire for an hour as you get to see the whole area.
Anushree A
Hi Everyone, is there extra cost for the buggies or carts that ply inside? How many people can they sit at a time? Do they have any fixed timing or available all the time?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Sukanya D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a charge and for us the time limit was one hour. We had the large cart...I think 7-8 people could fit in nicely. Heard there are smaller carts too.